My favorite liquid foundation. It's lightweight and spreads easily, yet covers beautifully. Just makes you look like you have a great complexion without looking cakey or too obviously made up. It's also long lasting. The lightest color is perfect for my very fair skin.
Nice smooth finish, but way too dark / orange for me.
Styling Products -Dove - Dove Extra Hold Hair Spray
ljanelle 8/4/2010 2:27:00 PM
No effect at all - like spraying air. Completely useless.
Lip Gloss -Clinique - Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Grapefruit
ljanelle 8/14/2009 7:00:00 PM
Very pretty, sheer summery color that does great with Clinique suagred grapefruit lipstick.
Lipstick -Clinique - Different Lipstick - Sugared Grapefruit
ljanelle 8/14/2009 6:57:00 PM
Light, playfu coral/pink color that's great for summer.
The one I have is Healthy Brilliance Protect and Glow. I received it as a swap extra, and it is one of the best self tanners I've tried. The SPF is only 7, so I wouldn't purchase it for the "protecting" factor, but it does give believable color. I'm very fair, and it shows up as a light brown, not orange or yellow. It dries quickly, and doesn't smell as bad as most self tanners. The other thing I like about it - since it is gradual, it doesn't streak.
Liquid -Bobbi Brown - Skin Foundation SPF 15 (Porcelain )
ljanelle 4/18/2009 11:33:00 PM
Goes on light but has great coverage, lasts the day, and porcelain is a great shade for fair skin. Update - not as long lasting and the coverage not as great as Lancome's Teint Miracle. I also prefer the shade of TM - more neutral.
I was able to get the 01 shade through swapping, and even though it's a tad dark, I can lighten it a bit with a highlighter or a dab of paler fdtn. Using a ST in the summer it will be perfect. I goes on smooth and light but has great coverage. Glamorous packaging, gorgeous foundation.Update: swapped it, great but just too dark.
Moisturizers -Eucerin - Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Sensitive Skin Creme
ljanelle 2/1/2009 9:40:00 PM
Since adding BP (which by the way has totally cleared up my acne - yes, acne can effect you even in your 40's, unfortunately, but bp is a miracle product!) to my skincare routine my skin has been flaky and practically everything I put on it makes it sting. I also use retin-a a few times a week at night, which causes dryness/flakiness as well. I read some reviews on this and decided to give it a try. I bought it a couple of weeks ago, and it totally lives up to the rave reviews. No stinging, no flakiness - fantastic product, and you can't beat the price! I always fear that moisturizer will cause acne, but my skin is still clear as well. I'm going to get some for my mom too. =) Thanks again to all you marvelous MUAers for passing the word! Update - still thinks it's great, but it did pill up on me, so I passed it on to Mom and moved on.
I also expected more from Frederic Malle. Silly name, but that happens. . . . . I figured it would probably be great anyway. . . .my initial impression was of orange blossoms and celery. No, that's not even as good as it sounds - yuck. Disappointing.
Moisturizers -Avon - Ageless Results Renewing Day Cream Spf 15
ljanelle 1/17/2009 10:36:00 AM
I had a sample of this. It has a nice texture, but a bit perfumey - pilled up and stings a bit.
Gentle and leaves your face feeling soft and smooth. I probably won't repurchase because it's a hassle to use.
Gorgeous MLBB shade - I think of it as rose beige - neutral, maybe a tad bit on the warm side, but looks great with everything. I love the satiny feel of KissKiss l/s - goes on soft and satiny, but doesn't melt and turn to mush as easily as Clinique Buttershines, which I also love, but get too squishy near the end!
I absolutely love this fragrance. I try to spray it lightly, because it is a bit strong. It's also quite sweet - too much so to use on a regular basis, and I prefer it in the fall/winter. Definitely delectable. Kind of like Givenchy Organza Indecence. another winter delight. Don't wear either when you don't want to be noticed!
Pennypencil said it best - I concur. I swapped for a bottle, then later reswapped it, because it was a bit much for me. I would still like to have a decant for a special occasion once in a while. . . .